On December 15, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth and fifth reviews of the Kyrgyz Republic’s economic performance under the three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s completion of the reviews enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 19.028 million (about US$26.9 million). This would bring total disbursements under the arrangement to an amount equivalent to SDR 57.084 million (about US$80.7 million). “The Kyrgyz economy is showing welcoming signs of recovery as the external environment is gradually improving. While significant risks remain, debt and financial sector vulnerabilities have subsided. The authorities are committed to prudent macroeconomic policies and implementation of structural reforms, and see them as essential to promoting higher and more inclusive growth and to increase economic resiliency.